Tesla, recognized for its luxury electric cars, fulfilled its promise and introduced Semi, a semi-trailer truck that would begin to circulate on US routes. in 2019. He also presented the second version of the Tesla Roadster, the fastest electric motor sports car on the planet.
Tesla Semi has an autonomy of 800 kilometers and an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 5 seconds without load, and in 20 seconds in the case of carrying the maximum load allowed in the US, that is, 36,300 kilograms .
Tesla did not give details about the price that Semi will have, but did say that, when comparing expenses, diesel will be 20% more expensive to operate per mile traveled.
Tesla Semi drivetrain is guaranteed to last 1M miles = to more than 40 trips around the earth pic.twitter.com/xfWVocUdaB
— Tesla (@Tesla) 17 de noviembre de 2017
The trucking industry generated US $ 726,000 million in the US, a more than sufficient reason for Tesla to seek to enter the segment. A semi-trailer costs around US $ 100,000, an amount that must be added about US $ 70,000 in fuel and US $ 180,000 in other costs.
What is the advantage of Tesla? Semi will be semiautonomous and capable of commanding a convoy. That is, a single truck will be in front while being followed by others autonomously. The Tesla Semi has a futuristic design, with a seat and steering wheel in the middle of the cabin and screens on the sides. It will have four engines in its rear axles and impact resistant windscreens.